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Bethany Woodward is patron of Breathe Magic, a project run by the charity Breathe Arts Health Research. Her involvement in a charity which has made a real difference to people with hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy which affects one side only of a person’s body. Bethany mentions her work with the charity when she conducts her many public speaking engagements.
Breathe’s Yvonne Farquharson spun the charity out of the Breathe programme she was running at Guy’s and St Thomas’s charity in 2012 to give it a wider profile outside the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
She said: “It’s been really wonderful to have Bethany’s support as a patron, particularly in 2013 when she came to the camps. She appeared as a special guest for them and they were incredibly excited. She gave an inspirational talk as part of it about her experiences.
“A lot of the young people do suffer with mental health and emotional difficulties, because we live in a mainstream society and they are quite similar to Bethy – they are not seen to be severally disabled. It is quite rare for them to find someone in exactly the same position as them and that’s why Bethy was so important to them, in being able to bring her personal experiences.
“A lot of them went on to say they would love to be Paralympic athletes and one boy was so overwhelmed that he is trying to become part of the Paralympic football team.
“She stayed for the show at the end of the camp and she gave an inspirational speech there too, to the parents and friends of those on the camp which was really important because they also learnt how a disability doesn’t hold you back and that people can achieve perhaps a lot more than people might expect of them.
“When she came to the camps she brought her medals and the children were excited about it. She has a real kindness about her and she was a figure they could look up to but also engage with.
“A lot of these young people lack role models who are really representative of them and she is a strong role model for them.”
For more information visit the Breathe Arts Health Research website.
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